How to install GhC on a Mac without registering?

Ian Lynagh igloo at
Tue Jun 7 01:03:17 CEST 2011

On Mon, Jun 06, 2011 at 03:47:57PM +0100, Malcolm Wallace wrote:
> On 6 Jun 2011, at 13:49, Lyndon Maydwell wrote:
> > I would be fantastic if XCode wasn't a dependency.  ...
> > 
> > Not to detract at all from the work of the wonderful GHC and Haskell
> > Platform contributors in any way. For me it would just make it that
> > much easier to convince mac-using friends to give Haskell a try.
> The ghc team already bundle a copy of gcc in their Windows distribution, precisely because it can be fiddly to get a working copy of gcc for that platform otherwise.  I wonder if they would consider the possibility of shipping gcc on Mac too?  (There may be good reasons not to do that, but let's have the discussion.)

I'm pretty sure we aren't allowed to redistribute XCode.

As well as gcc and friends, I think XCode also includes various headers
and/or libraries that we need.

If there is an alternative - especially one that allows us to support
multiple versions of OS X more easily - then using it may make sense.


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